Kiwi singer strong chance to take out Usher's global Megastar competition

A young Kiwi singer might just be our next global music superstar after entering a competition run by US singer Usher called Megastar.

Chris Black, 25, currently works in Motueka for a kayaking business, but that could soon change as he is currently sitting at number two in the top 10 of the US singing competition.

Megastar is an app based competition where potential singing stars send in music videos that are first judged by celebrities (including Usher) before being voted on by the public in a bid to win a trip to Los Angeles to compete for a $US1 million prize.

"I'm so passionate about it and it's something I want to do for the rest of my life so I think this is going to be a good kick start to it," Black told TVNZ1's Seven Sharp.

The top five contestants when voting closes on Sunday will head to Los Angeles where they will perform in front of Usher in the hopes of taking out top spot.

"I can't even describe it, to be able to meet Usher and potentially win $1 million would change my life," the 25-year-old said. 

The public can vote once per 24 hour period up until Sunday, for more info on the Megastar competition follow the link.

Chris Black works for a kayaking business in Motueka but sings any chance he gets. Source: Seven Sharp